Stayed 4 nights at this resort. They have two drastically different types of accommodation. The first is the subsidized rooms available to those using the dive shop. The basic no air con (free with dive shop) or upgraded air con (additional charges), and then their deluxe rooms. I can tell you that Koh Tao in general was one of the most expensive places we stayed in Thailand, and the rooms were below average for what we were paying. The deluxe rooms are nice and more modern, but also three times the price of the basic rooms. The basic rooms were dirtier. Uncomfortable bed, clean sheets, but cobwebs in the corners, centipedes, a shower that wouldn't drain, no shower curtain, and similar other complaints. The deluxe room was modern, cleaner, more comfortable bed, and a much nicer shower. The location on the beach was great, right in the center. The evening beach fire dances are quite loud, and you can easily hear the music till 2am every night in the rooms anywhere near the beach. The pool was nice, and the breakfast was not bad, but they don't offer breakfast in the standard rooms. Overall it was a split experience. Had the whole trip been in the deluxe room I would probably rate it higher, but the standard room experience is enough to drop my rating.
Advice, pick a hotel and dive shop before arriving. They will arrange free taxi service to and from the ferry. If you arrive on the island first and plan on finding something once you get there (like I did), plan on a 200 baht taxi from the pier to anywhere along the main drag (three minute drive). Doesn't matter how hard you negotiate, the taxi rates on the island are set by the local organized crime bosses, and its a scam.
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